Ningaloo Reef

Stretching from Bundegi Reef in the north, all the way down to Red Bluff on Qubboa Station, Ningaloo is officially the world’s biggest fringing reef. For some reason it never gets the headlines of its Queensland cousin, but that’s okay. We like it without the crowds. The beauty of Ningaloo tours isn’t just the array of wildlife ­– you’ll find sharks, manta rays, turtles, humpbacks, dugongs, dolphins and more than 500 fish species just off shore – but the fact that the reef creeps almost all the way up to the beach. You can tackle it with a snorkel and speedos if you want to. Great Barrier who?